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The perceived relevance of HIV/AIDS prevention and care programmes for reducing vulnerability in communities

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dc.date.accessioned 2009-12-15 en
dc.date.accessioned 2021-03-30T18:15:42Z
dc.date.available 2021-03-30T18:15:42Z
dc.date.issued 2015-08-25 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/4471
dc.description Paper presented at the 5th SAHARA Conference, Gauteng, 30 November - 3 December en
dc.description.abstract Background: The South African National Strategic Plan for HIV & AIDS and STI calls for an intensified, comprehensive, multi-sectoral, national response. Many interventions are being implemented but little is known about their perceived relevance or usefulness from a community perspective. Aim: This study explored community and key informant's perceptions of current HIV and AIDS interventions and assessed their potential for reducing vulnerability to HIV infection in selected rural and urban communities in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Methodology: Four key informant interviews were conducted with senior staff in government and non-government HIV and AIDS interventions, and eight focus group discussions were held with community members in areas where these interventions were being implemented. The interviews and discussions explored perceptions of HIV/AIDS prevention and care programmes. Analysis: Transcripts were transcribed, translated and analysed using thematic analysis assisted by the software package Atlas.ti. Findings: Target groups for which the programmes are designed apparently do not understand the content of the messages. Communities have not been consulted. The community is not taken into consideration. They need to talk to ordinary folk. When a tool of prevention is designed it is done in an office, but should deal with the normal layman on the street. Strategies are not effective. They are not appealing to people on the street. They are keeping people vulnerable. Conclusion: HIV and AIDS intervention programmes need to engage communities to ensure that the information is locally relevant and understood by the target audience. Stigma needs to be addressed before messages regarding HIV prevention and transmission are likely to be accepted. en
dc.format.medium Intranet en
dc.subject HIV/AIDS en
dc.subject HIV/AIDS PREVENTION en
dc.subject COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION en
dc.subject STIGMATISATION en
dc.title The perceived relevance of HIV/AIDS prevention and care programmes for reducing vulnerability in communities en
dc.type Conference or seminar papers en
dc.ProjectNumber PHAROA en
dc.BudgetYear 2009/10 en
dc.ResearchGroup Social Aspects of HIV/AIDS and Health en
dc.ArchiveNumber 6137 en
dc.URL http://ktree.hsrc.ac.za/doc_read_all.php?docid=3114 en
dc.outputnumber 4783 en
dc.bibliographictitle Naidoo, D., Seager, J. & Davids, A. (2009) The perceived relevance of HIV/AIDS prevention and care programmes for reducing vulnerability in communities. (Paper presented at the 5th SAHARA Conference, Gauteng, 30 November - 3 December). http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/4471 en
dc.publicationyear 2009 en
dc.contributor.author1 Naidoo, D. en
dc.contributor.author2 Seager, J. en
dc.contributor.author3 Davids, A. en


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